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"Show post has been edited" should be selected by default

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Most other forum software automatically flags up if something was edited, it's only here that you have to do it manually.

 

This is irritating because often I want to show that something has been edited, but forget to tick the box. So I think the default setting should be that edits are shown, with the box having to be unticked if one wishes to hide them.

 

This would also remove confusion for others - quite frequently I've had people ask "did you edit that" because the bit underneath hasn't appeared.


Hi there! If you know about upgrading old machines with SSDs, I could really do with some help over in this thread. Any assistance would be appreciated - thanks! :)

 

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20 minutes ago, pythonmegapixel said:

Most other forum software automatically flags up if something was edited, it's only here that you have to do it manually.

 

This is irritating because often I want to show that something has been edited, but forget to tick the box. So I think the default setting should be that edits are shown, with the box having to be unticked if one wishes to hide them.

 

This would also remove confusion for others - quite frequently I've had people ask "did you edit that" because the bit underneath hasn't appeared.

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I prefer the way it is. Why? Most of the time I'm on the forums I'm also doing other work or on mobile. If I accidentally misspell something I can go ahead and edit it. If anything is ever important enough to add a note that it was edited it's as simple as me typing...

 

Edit 1: Added first edit notes

Edit 2: its to it's

 

Now I don't think it's a bother for someone to know that I've edited its to it's. However if something has changed dramatically or entire statements have been retracted, that's something I'd show in an "Edit: abcd" post.

 

I'm not here to argue either, just stating my opinion that I enjoy the way it is.

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If it always shows "(edited)" in the timebar, but only displayed the more prominent warning if you check the box, would that solve your issue?


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2 hours ago, colonel_mortis said:

If it always shows "(edited)" in the timebar, but only displayed the more prominent warning if you check the box, would that solve your issue?

I'm not the original poster, but, yeah, I think that would solve their issue, but it would also create a new one: it would always show the "edited" message, instead of being able to leave it out when just fixing a typo or so. In such cases, I think it's better to continue not to have an edited mark, as it is (in my opinion) unnecessary and may confuse people.


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9 hours ago, colonel_mortis said:

If it always shows "(edited)" in the timebar, but only displayed the more prominent warning if you check the box, would that solve your issue?

Yes, and that's basically the standard for how it works on other platforms. That way it's not intrusive but if anyone is explicitly wondering if a post has been edited they can just look and see rather than having to ask.


Hi there! If you know about upgrading old machines with SSDs, I could really do with some help over in this thread. Any assistance would be appreciated - thanks! :)

 

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By the way, my desktop is a docked laptop. Get over it, No seriously, I have an exterrnal monitor, keyboard, mouse, headset, ethernet and cooling fans all connected. Using it feels no different to a desktop, it works for several hours if the power goes out, and disconnecting just a few cables gives me something I can take on the go. There's enough power for all games I play and it even copes with basic (and some not-so-basic) video editing. Give it a go - you might just love it.

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16 hours ago, NinJake said:

I prefer the way it is. Why? Most of the time I'm on the forums I'm also doing other work or on mobile. If I accidentally misspell something I can go ahead and edit it. If anything is ever important enough to add a note that it was edit it's as simple as me typing...

 

Edit 1: Added first edit notes

Edit 2: its to it's

 

Now I don't think it's a bother for someone to know that I've edited its to it's. However if something has changed dramatically or entire statements have been retracted, that's something I'd show in an "Edit: abcd" post.

 

I'm not here to argue either, just stating my opinion that I enjoy the way it is.

100% agree. The only time I edit a post and don't mention the stuff I'm editing in with an EDIT at the bottom of my comment, it's when I'm correcting a minor spelling mistake or something.


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22 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

100% agree. The only time I edit a post and don't mention the stuff I'm editing in with an EDIT at the bottom of my comment, it's when I'm correcting a minor spelling mistake or something.

I guess indecisive people such as myself (who tend to add extra notes shortly afterwards just because they thought of something extra) don't read the suggestions forum then :)

 

I have certainly seen people other than myself editing and forgetting to note it.


Hi there! If you know about upgrading old machines with SSDs, I could really do with some help over in this thread. Any assistance would be appreciated - thanks! :)

 

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Thanks for reading all this by the way!

By the way, my desktop is a docked laptop. Get over it, No seriously, I have an exterrnal monitor, keyboard, mouse, headset, ethernet and cooling fans all connected. Using it feels no different to a desktop, it works for several hours if the power goes out, and disconnecting just a few cables gives me something I can take on the go. There's enough power for all games I play and it even copes with basic (and some not-so-basic) video editing. Give it a go - you might just love it.

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it's exactly one of the small things that often create dissention "on other platforms"  for no good reason... I edit my posts a lot, usually because of typos or because the windows jumped back before I actually hit post (that happens a lot btw) and I'd hate seeing "edited" on most of my posts like I would have changed my opinion or something when I really didn't...

 

And also whenever I do an edit that's significant I'll note this.

 

 

I also don't believe this is often used do deceive, as mods still can see the edits... afaik.

 

 

I vote *no change*  *change is bad* therefore.  😑


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On 9/21/2020 at 7:42 PM, pythonmegapixel said:

Most other forum software automatically flags up if something was edited, it's only here that you have to do it manually.

 

This is irritating because often I want to show that something has been edited, but forget to tick the box. So I think the default setting should be that edits are shown, with the box having to be unticked if one wishes to hide them.

 

This would also remove confusion for others - quite frequently I've had people ask "did you edit that" because the bit underneath hasn't appeared.

umm, you can just put "edited" before the thing you're editing, that also often makes more sense than an ambiguous "edited" on top or bottom of the post where you have no idea *why* someone edited something.


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